March 30-April 12
Today, you will be drawing on verses from 3 Nephi 17.
Scriptures/Activity: With the help of each family member, you are going to draw a cartoon to help tell the story of when Christ healed the sick and then blessed the children. Each person (or couple of people) will get a sheet of paper (or more than one depending on how many family members you have). Each person will get a group of verses that they can read and draw just those verses. Let them know that they can draw thought or speaking bubbles to better tell the story if they need. At the end, place them all in order and each person can tell their part of the story.
***For families with kids who are too young to read and draw on their own, you can use older family members to help them and they can draw over or color the pictures. Your other option (if you only have younger kids) is to draw it yourself. Kids love watching their parents draw, and you can tell the story as you draw it for them.
Verses 1-5 Christ is planning on leaving but notices that the people want Him to stay.
Verses 6-10 Christ invites them to come and be healed.
Verses 15-18 Christ prays unto the Father for the people.
Verses 19-23 Christ tells them to arise, weeps, and blesses the children.
Verses 24-25 Angels come down and minister to the children.
Discussion: After reviewing the whole story, you can ask any combination of the following questions.
- What is your favorite part of the story? Why?
- What does this story teach us about Jesus?
- Why did Jesus decide to stay when He told everyone He was about to leave?
- Why did He take extra time to bless the children?
- How does Jesus bless children today?
- Do you think angels are still taking care of children today?
You may feel prompted to ask any number of questions as you go along. Definitely follow through on those promptings!